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Cinderella versus the Wicked Stepmother

  • Marijke Hans L. Bodlaender
  • Cor A. J. Hurkens
  • Vincent J. J. Kusters
  • Frank Staals
  • Gerhard J. Woeginger
  • Hans Zantema
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7604)

Abstract

We investigate a combinatorial two-player game, in which one player wants to keep the behavior of an underlying water-bucket system stable whereas the other player wants to cause overflows. This game is motivated by data management applications in wireless sensor networks. We construct optimal strategies and characterize optimal bucket sizes for many instances of this game.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marijke Hans L. Bodlaender
    • 1
  • Cor A. J. Hurkens
    • 2
  • Vincent J. J. Kusters
    • 2
  • Frank Staals
    • 2
  • Gerhard J. Woeginger
    • 2
  • Hans Zantema
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Information and Computing SciencesUniversiteit UtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceTU EindhovenThe Netherlands

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